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Fun in the sun with good friends is what summer is all about. The inspiration for the photoshoot came from what many of us love to do during the summer, barbecue. The shoot was organic as many a summer day finds Brookes in her backyard, grilling up some great food and sipping on refreshing cocktails with her nearest and dearest (in fact, all of the models are friends). Relaxed and easy, the atmosphere lent itself as the ideal setting to show off the summer straw collection. The hats fit perfectly with the laid back vibe - both elements complementing each other and fully capturing the spirit of the season.
About the Designer
brookes is based in Brooklyn, United States. She studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art and graduated in 2008.
Born out of the great millinery tradition of New York City, Brookes Boswell Millinery was founded in 2009. Brookes Boswell started her studio after an apprenticeship with Kelly Christy, one of the city’s longtime milliners. Her background in architectural design, fine art and textiles, give Brookes a keen eye for precision, a love of fine materials and an appreciation for the construction techniques used in the trade.
The studio produces hats and accessories that mix functional detailing with a classic aesthetic. Pieces can be found to suit any occasion or environment, from a high-profile event, to a day spent lounging in the sun. Each piece is meticulously crafted. Everything is 100% hand blocked, and the stitching is done almost entirely by hand (yes, sometimes a sewing machine is necessary). Made-to-measure or custom, all items are individually constructed and made with only high quality materials.